SLIDESHOW: Mail pictures of weather and traffic chaos

MOTORISTS still faced traffic problems even after Tuesday’s torrential downfall subsided.

Drivers travelling between Hartlepool and Wearside were reporting journeys of around an hour instead of the usual 30 minutes.

On the A19, where one lane in either direction at Billingham was still closed, motorists were reporting that a five-mile trip between Wolviston and Norton was taking two hours.

Here then is a selection of our pictures over the last two days.

You can also watch our video report on the floods and keep logging onto our website for further updates.